2018 Chautauqua Lake Walleye & Musky Surveys

Justin Brewer from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (D.E.C.) on the 2017 Chautauqua Lake Walleye Survey.


January 31st, 2019

Good Morning Peter:

I literally just got the word from Albany that the 2018 Walleye and Musky Survey results are now posted on the website… links are below.

2018 Walleye Survey



2018 Musky Survey


The walleye numbers continue to be very high, the average size is now over 18 inches, meaning lots of keeper sized walleyes between 17 and 23, and to top it off…we had another near record hatch this past spring (2018).  So things are looking good for a long time….

Cheers and have a great day yourself.


Justin Brewer

Justin Brewer
Fisheries Technician 1
NYSDEC Region 9
Allegany, NY 14706